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Four colors suffice : how the map problem was solved / Robin Wilson ; with a new foreword by Ian Stewart.

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Author/Creator:
Wilson, Robin J.
Language:
English.
Publication date:
2014
Copyright date:
2014
Imprint:
Revised color edition.
Publication:
Princeton, New Jersey : Princeton University Press, [2014]
Copyright notice:
©2014
Format:
  • Book
  • xii, 199 pages : illustrations (some col.), maps (some col.) ; 24 cm.
Note:
First published: London : Allen Lane, 2002, under title Four colours suffice.
Bibliography:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 175-186) and index.
Contents:
  • Preface to the revised color edition
  • Preface to the original edition
  • The four-colour problem
  • The problem is posed
  • Euler's famous formula
  • Cayley revives the problem...
  • ...and Kempe solves it
  • A chapter of accidents
  • A bombshell from Durham
  • Crossing the Atlantic
  • A new dawn breaks
  • Success!
  • Is it a proof?
  • Chronology of events
  • Glossary.
Related Work:
Wilson, Robin J. Four colours suffice.
Series:
Princeton science library.
Subjects:
ISBN:
9780691158228
0691158223

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